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Priest who molested 5 boys had motto `with joyful trust’

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When Roman Catholic Bishop Joseph Keith Symons came to the Palm Beach diocese, he proclaimed his motto was "with joyful trust," a phrase culled from the Bible.

On Tuesday, Symons resigned after admitting he molested five young boys in three Florida churches early in his 40-year career as a priest."I have prayed each day for these persons and their families," Symons said. "It is a memory with which we have lived far too long."